Communities acknowledge the vital role that workers play in supporting individuals and families.
Ottawa (27 October 2008) - The first annual Community Social Service Workers Appreciation Day is gaining momentum.
Two municipalities in Ontario have passed resolutions to acknowledge Thursday, November 6, 2008 as the Workers Appreciation Day for this sector.
Earlier in October the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) sent letters to 400 mayors and reeves urging councils to adopt the annual Appreciation Day.
In response the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and the City of Timmins, have both resolved to annually recognize Community Social Service Workers on November 6. These communities have acknowledged the vital role that these workers play in supporting individuals and families.
“These members work hard to provide services that ensure a decent standard of living for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities”, said James Clancy, National Union president.
“We hope to see other communities follow suit and recognize this new Appreciation Day.”
A website devoted to community social service workers includes resources to help organize appreciation day events. Everything from posters, media releases, sample resolutions, videos, news, and research is readily available at cssworkerscare.ca.